>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald it's devoured nearly 180,000 acres enough to engulf the entire south bay and then some. the "rim" fire is now threatening not only towns,
trees and our water supply, but also the tourism industry. good afternoon, everyone. i'm michelle griego. frank mallicoat is on assignment. right now, that massive wildfire on the western edge of yosemite is 20% contained. there is hope that higher humidity and cooler temperatures in the forecast can help firefighters gain the upper hand. the fire is not just threatening towns and the hetch hetchy reservoir. as bigad shaban reports, it's also scaring away tourists. >> reporter: the blaze actually in yosemite national park only accounts for about 3% of the park. you're talking about a park that spans some 750,000 acres. we're about an hour away from the main entrance. tuolumne city has become a main staging area for firefighters working to attack that blaze. it's now nearly 180,000 acres large. the mopster wildfire that is burning in and around yosemite
national park is making tourism dollars go up in flames. the fire already torched a popular campsite near the park. for decades it had been a summer destination for families. labor day weekend is a busy tourism weekend. many campers and visitors are canceling reservations they made months ago. usually about 5,000 cars visit yosemite national park each day. but on this labor day, officials estimate that could be cut in half. >> what can i get you guys? >> reporter: just days before the busy labor day weekend, restaurant owner mary delgado worried the fire would chase away customers but with nearly 4,000 firefighters battling the nearby blaze, delgado has seen an 80% spike in business. >> it's exciting to see a line out the door with fire trucks line up. we have run out of food several times. >> reporter: but she knows while she benefits feeding an
army of firefighters, other businesses who rely on tourists aren't as lucky. firefighters hope to get a majority of this blaze contained, michelle, over the next couple of days but they tell me that actually parts of this fire could continue to burn on until winter. >> and, of course, they are looking at the weather patterns for that. how is it impacting the firefight so far? >> reporter: one of the reasons they are hoping to begin gaining ground especially over the next few days is they're saying that some of the cooler temperatures we're experiencing now combined with that higher humidity will make for more beneficial conditions for firefighters to actually get a handle on this blaze. >> all right. hopefully they get a break. bigad shaban, thank you. and check out this new helmet cam video as national park service workers tried to protect giant sequoias inside yosemite. about three dozen are under threat and the front lines of the fire are now less than 10 miles away. workers cleared brush and also set up sprinklers. the bark on the ancient trees can resist fire, but intense
heat can still cause damage. just to put things into perspective, the national weather service superimposed a burn zone on this map of the bay area. the "rim" fire has already burned nearly 180,000 acres and as you can see, if it happened here, it would fully engulf san jose and many nearby cities. want to see where these fires are burning and the communities under threat? we have some interactive fire maps on our website. just go to kpix.com/fire. we're learning new details about the deadly crash in danville. flowers, crosses and a sign are part of a growing memorial for san ramon valley high school senior robert orlando. the 17-year-old was supposed to attend the first day of school. kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran tells us his classmates are mourning his loss, instead. >> reporter: san ramon valley high school student is killed in a late-night wreck hours before he was supposed to start his senior year. >> it's really sad. that's your senior year. that's really upsetting. >> reporter: moments after
monday night's crash, students flooded social media websites expressing their love and support for the family of robert orlando. danville police say the three teens were in this car when the driver lost control and crashed into a tree on el capitan drive last night. the 17-year-old was sitting in the front on the right side of the car that hit the tree. his two friends are in the hospital in stable condition. >> you don't want to have grief counsels on your campus the first day of school, grief counselors. everybody looks forward to today. so it's going to be a tough day. >> i'm excited to come back this first day and i bet he was, too. and it's really sad that we won't see him this year. >> reporter: it's really sad to know they they died just before school started. disappointed. >> you have to have a sense of normalcy at school. but at the same time, you're grieving for the loss of one of your own. so it's just hard all the way
around. >> reporter: the district says grief counselors are at the school to help both students and teachers cope. a memorial grows at the crash site as danville police continue to investigate what caused this accident. they don't believe drugs or alcohol played a role but they believe that speed may have been a factor. in danville, cate caugiran, kpix 5. >> the driver and the other passenger in the car are recovering at john muir medical center. there was a major collision in livermore this morning. cars flipped, rolled over and littered the streets with shattered glass on las positas road. around 7:00 police tried to stop the driver of a stolen glass delivery truck who sped away and hit three other vehicles. >> he wasn't being chased. he initially didn't try to stop when the officers tried to stop him but then he was driving so erratically, they canceled the chase. and he continued driving and ended up in a collision. >> police say at least one person was thrown from the vehicle and five were sent to
the hospital with minor injuries. four cars were totaled. the suspect was arrested. firefighters are trying to figure out what sparked a house fire in oakland this morning. you can see thick clouds of smoke and flames generating from the home as those flames took over. it happened on 50th avenue near international boulevard. there are no reports of any injuries. we're down to the last days of driving on the old bridge and gearing up to hit the fresh pavement of the new ones. there's only a day and a half left until the bridge closes. cars will be pioneering over the new span in about six days. >> reporter: when the bay bridge closes wednesday night, there are being steps taken to mitigate traffic especially during the commute hours. we are going to see more ferries servicing commuters. in addition to that, ac transit will be rerouting their buses that normally come over the bridge. we could also see some additional traffic on other bridges in the bay area. that's because thursday and friday are days where thousands
of commuters are heading home or out for the labor day holiday weekend. in fact, aaa expects a 6% increase this weekend in traffic over last year especially with events like the america's cup in san francisco, critical mass in san francisco, cal football on saturday and the oakland a's playing at home. there could be 3.9 million californians traveling 50 miles or more away from their homes. so the idea if you are going to it had the roads is to fuel up, add patience and add extra time. >> you're going to probably want to plan for at least double your time of commute. so if it takes you half an hour, might want to give yourself at least an hour. if you are going to travel during heavier times, you know, closer to 8:00 or 9:00, you're probably wanted to give yourself an hour and a half. >> reporter: if you look back to the last time the bay bridge was closed back in 2009, there was additional traffic on the roadways and a 30% increase in bart ridership. at yerba buena island, i'm sue kwon, kpix 5. >> with the bay bridge closed, the golden gate bridge will be a lot more congested. bridge workers are reminding
drivers who may not be used to the golden gate's all- electronic tolls, drivers should not stop at the bridge because there are no longer toll collectors. you can pay at a kiosk or just get a bill in the mail in about two weeks. navigating around the bay bridge closure doesn't have to be a nightmare. you can find our survival guide online at kpix.com/bridge. police are normally the ones keeping the public in check and now videocameras will make sure san francisco's finest are kept in line. 50 plainclothes supervisors will start wearing the $1,000 cameras on their chest in the next few weeks. though cameras will make sure officers are acting properly during raids and will record conversations during search warrants. the chp is cracking down on taggers in san jose. they are setting up a special task force that will focus on arresting those who spray-paint freeways. 7 people have been arrested in 2 months. they were all found near freeways with fresh paint on their hands or clothes and with used spray cans in their
backpacks. prosecutors intend to pursue the cases as felonies. pg&e says it may see rate hikes of 4% because of the fines and penalties for the deadly pipeline explosion in san bruno. the utility faces up to $4 billion in fines and it says it will not pass along those costs with you may need to raise rates to cover increased borrowing costs. an armed robbery in pleasanton could be connected to a victim's winning night at a bay area casino. a couple was robbed at their home yesterday. a woman says after her husband' night of gambling, three armed men appeared and demanded money. police say the suspects may have followed the man home from that casino. >> ready to go. >> we are ready to go like that. and like that, the u.s. could launch a military strike against syria. just how likely is that to happen? >> and this isn't fog you're seeing over the sunset. how a fast-moving storm left one city shrouded in dust. >> hi, i'm meteorologist lawrence karnow in the kpix 5
weather center. the skies clearing out now. but we have some big changes coming our way. we'll talk about that coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
strike on syria, to punish syrian president bashar ass for using chemical weapons his country's civil war. developing news now. president obama is considering a limited military strike on syria to punish syrian president bashar assad for using chemical weapons in his country's civil war. cbs reporter tara mergener reports from the white house. >> reporter: united nations inspectors returned to their damascus hotel after their second visit to the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack had to be postponed for security reasons. the obama administration isn't waiting for the team's findings. secretary of state john kerry says there is undenial evidence syrian president bashar assad used toxic gas on his own
people. defense secretary chuck hagel telled the bbc, u.s. forces will be ready to act as soon as president obama gives the order. >> but if you the order comes you're ready to go like that? >> we are ready to go like that. >> reporter: four u.s. navy warships are in the eastern mediterranean ready to launch cruise missiles that would likely strike syrian military targets. the white house has been reaching out to congress and nato allies to build support for action. president obama has ordered a declassified report to make the case to the american people. former pentagon advisor anthony courts man says the u.s. also needs to plan for what happens after a potential missile strike. >> it shouldn't simply be the u.s. showing it can use force. there's a major humanitarian problem, as well. >> reporter: several allies including britain, france and turkey have signaled they would back a u.s.-led strike against syria. tara mergener for cbs news, the white house. >> the white house says any
possible military action would be a focused response to assad's use of chemical weapons and not aimed at ousting him. the president has already ruled outputting any u.s. troops on the ground in syria. a sunset shrouded in dust. this is the scene in phoenix last night after a massive dust storm blew through the area with wind gusts of more than 60 miles an hour. the storm cut visibility, knocked out power and blew some trees over. there was also flash flooding in the area and more stormy weather is likely in arizona the rest of the week. and this is what we call a haboob, right? >> a haboob. they get those this time of year. that monsoon moisture comes in, you get the dust in the air and a downdraft and you get a haboob. >> that would be tough to drive in. >> you don't want to drive in that. it's turning out to be a nice day around the bay area. we're going to see some changes coming our way. but for the foreseeable future for the next few days we'll see nice weather. right now mostly sunny skies out the door still a couple of
patches of fog out toward the coastline, the golden gate bridge you can see some of that fog sneaking right through there right now. but otherwise these temperatures are running a little bit warmer today. 80 degrees in concord. 81 in livermore. 65 in san francisco. and a very comfortable 75 degrees if you are headed out the door in san jose. well, we are looking good into the afternoon. it will be warmer for most of us today and sunny too. maybe just a couple of patches of fog lingering out toward toward. but even there we'll see a little sunshine and then tonight we'll see a return of some patchy fog and just minor changes over the next few days. but as we head in toward the holiday weekend, looks lining changes will come drastically as we'll see much more cooler air. high pressure is just to the east of us. low pressure off the coastline so we're kind of in between systems right now. but not a bad place to be, just some mild weather a little below average for this time of year and minor changes in the next few days but that, that low begins to drop in. big changes for the weekend. around the state 90s into the
central valley, 98 fresno, 93 sacramento, in the high country, well, of this dealing with the fire up -- they have been dealing with the fire up there. now they are looking for the potential of flash floods there. flash flood watches are in effect. the bad news is they could get some lightning strikes. there is an advisory for smoke in tuolumne and yosemite. this taken last night from nasa. you can see all the lights from the city. you can see that into san francisco. but you can see the "rim" fire. check this out. well lit, you can see that fireline stretching all the way in toward yosemite. the good news is they are getting some better fire conditions now at least to fight the fire over the next couple of days. we are just hoping they don't get any more lightning strikes. around the bay today you will see those temperatures in the 80s and 90s inland. 60s at the coastline. 70s and 60s inside the bay. next couple of days fairly similar. but we are getting ready for the holiday weekend. of course we have the bay bridge opening up. and we have big changes in the weather. much cooler weather coming our way just a few more clouds and
i think a lot of those temperatures struggle just to get in the 80s. >> when does summer end? >> not until next month! but this is the unofficial end this weekend. >> all right, lawrence, thanks so much. one of the most anticipated [ indiscernible ] could be a game changer for surgeons and patients. how google glass could impact the world of medicine next. ,,,,
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a 47-year-old woman tore her a-c-l while playing softbal an innovation in technology could be a game changer for surgeons and their patients. a 47-year-old woman tore her acl while playing softball. she put her damaged knee in the hands of surgeons at ohio state university and also google glass. it's a wearable computer embedded fa doctor's glasses -- in a doctor's glasses. using voice commands the doctor can review photos and medical records. >> it's set up in the main line of vision. the image of the glass is not there. it's just off upper right. it's kind of like the rear view mirror when you're driving. >> the device enables consultation between medical colleagues in realtime on the best way to proceed with an operation. doctors say google can still improve video quality as well as connectivity to pro vent the video stream from freezing and by the way, that patient was back at work five days later.
well, it's afternoon, and time for lunch. let's check in with our fresh grocer tony tantillo and his daughter stephanie. >> all right, stephanie, the ingredients? >> what's great about this sauce it's anchovies. when you take anchovies and put it in hot oil they emulsify and put in chicken stock to break it up with garlic and grape tomatoes and it's all cooking together to make a broth. drop the dandelion greens in there and cook them. so i'm going to put them in. that's all we do. just coat them very simple. and that is going to get in all the flavor. look at that. it looks messy but that's how you do it. >> it's very quick in the pan just to heat up. >> that's all there is. that's it. a little bit of red pepper flakes on everything. >> so many nutrients in it. >> look how beautiful that looks. >> there you go, pop. >> thank you, bella.
>> thanks, dad. >> grandpa would be very happy. ciao. talk about a pricy pastry. it's a cupcake made from venezuelan chocolate and tahitian vanilla butter cream. the handblown sugar fleur de lis at the top is filled with 100-year-old cognac sold in the palazzo hotel in vegas. the entire thing is $750. too expensive for a cupcake but looks good. ladies, neck time you go shopping, be sure to wear your stilettos. how high heels could help deter overspending and keep you in check. that's coming up next. and a reminder, if you have a consumer problem or a question, just call or hotline 888-5- helps-u. volunteers are there right now. ,, ,, unbelievable.
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that's a beautiful look over the city, isn't it? ahead at 5:00, they say you should choose your friends wisely. and that goes double for the company you keep online. how your facebook profile could impact your credit profile. that and more at 5:00. all right, ladies. listen up. when you're going shopping, be sure to put on your high heels of a new study by brigham young university found that shoppers wearing high heels are more likely to make sensibles decisions and not overspend. >> how is that?! >> this is the reason why. they claim it's because wearing heels gives you that heightened
send every sense of balance. >> what about wearing tenneys ? >> i guess you don't get the balance. i don't know. [ laughter ] >> you're trying harder when you're wearing heels? it helps avoid any extreme purchases. i have to say, i don't know if i buy that study because i wear heels all the time and i'm always shopping. >> i know, i've seen that. >> i don't know about the study. but whatever. [ laughter ] that's it for kpix 5 news at noon. have a great afternoon, everyone. take care. captions by: caption colorado email@example.com ,,
>> rick: i need the truth. tell me that carter didn't spend the night at your place. you wouldn't...keep something like that from me. so, it's a lie, right? >> maya: i am so sorry, rick. but it's true. >> caroline: [ sighs ] >> rafael: caroline. you're about to give me a complex. first you avoid me all night, and now you are all -- you're obviously not thrilled to see me. >> caroline: i was hoping to see rick. i told him about maya and carter. >> rafael: girl, don't make me drag it out of you. spill. >> caroline: well... rick didn't believe it at first,